Carthage Press Carthage - Luis Oberto Anselmi// Jaevion Nelson | Take the lead on crime, Government - EntornoInteligente

Entornointeligente.com / There has been quite a bit of panic since the start of the year. At the end of the first week, about 42 murders – an average of six per day – were reported. One would think that this would impress upon us the urgency with which we must move to address this matter.

Sadly, we are seemingly resigned in our lack of focus, inaction and insatiable desire to carelessly throw blame around rather than address the pervasiveness of crime and violence despite the heightened insecurity across the nation.

© Luis Oberto Anselmi

eldiscoduro.com
We are busy castigating the police and citizens for not doing their jobs and being more responsible, while our security is being taken for granted.

The State has a major role to play to ensure that there is a reduction in crime and violence.

© Luis Oberto Anselmi

mundinews.com
Rather than be lazy and depend on citizens to lead, it should do so itself. I have a feeling that we’d have better results if the State took the lead and didn’t depend solely on heavy policing.

Can you imagine the kind of improvement we might have one year if the Government budgets less for guns, ammunition and vehicles for the police and put that to critical areas that desperately need strengthening? What if we invested more in the investigative arm of the police force and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (which is terribly under-resourced) and the justice system (accelerate the justice reform project; it’s about a decade now since the report was published)?

 

INCREASING TRUST  

Imagine if we put resources towards protecting the police and their families and those who volunteer information to the police to help bring perpetrators to justice? What about putting an additional $50 million to improving trust and cooperation between the police and the citizens in five parishes with the highest incidents of crime and violence?

If we want better for our country, we have to put more blame on the Government and demand that it does more.

© Luis Oberto Anselmi

economiavenezuela.com
When the Government begins to lead and take greater responsibility, we will see the change that we desire.

We can all sit and chastise people from the comfort of our screens for the decisions that they make, but we will never truly understand their plight.

© Luis Oberto Anselmi

economiavenezuela.com
The people who live in communities known for crime and violence are well aware of their actions. They know why they take the money and the guns. They know why they support their friends, family and loved ones who might be involved in scamming and other crimes.

© Luis Oberto Anselmi

www.entornointeligente.com
They know why someone was murdered and who did it.

They are acutely aware of the fact that they should tell the police what they know, but they also know that there may be repercussions for their actions

Until we stop treating people with disdain for the decisions they make rather than attempt to understand their standpoint will we be able to address crime and violence.

Jaevion Nelson is a human-rights, and economic and social-justice advocate.

© Luis Oberto Anselmi

xn--elpaisdeespaa-tkb.com
Email feedback to [email protected] and [email protected] , or tweet @jaevionn.

.

© Luis Oberto

Tags: Luis Oberto, Luis Oberto Anselmi

Con información de: Jamaica Gleaner

www.entornointeligente.com

Síguenos en Twitter @entornoi

Entornointeligente.com

Add comment

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

Follow Me

.